All Rise: The Ridiculous Game of Courtroom Debate

Created by RoughDraftGames

Assume the role of an attorney, judge, witness or jury member in this game of off-the-cuff storytelling!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

RDG and the PPC
3 months ago – Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 06:37:53 PM

WOW! Have we got some really GREAT news for you! Guess what was laying on Garrett’s doorstep as soon as he got back from walking around the FedEx truck a few times to make sure that guy was doing his job (full disclosure he marked my package as delivered BEFORE he even got out of the truck)?

Delivered, huh?
Yeah real busy, eh?
Foot for scale

That’s right… THE PRE-PRODUCTION COPY (henceforth known as the PPC). The PPC is essentially a prototype copy that allows us to do a final check on things like materials, finish, colors, fonts, etc, and card counts. It’s also the first time we’ve been able to see our game in physical form just as you will receive them later this year. We could spend LITERAL hours talking about all of the details, but Tom would insist at this point that I get serious and show you all everything that you helped us bring to life:

Like a glove that fits for the acquits
Who is gonna get to wield that girthy gavel?
The unlocked stretch goal of uniquely illustrated card backs!
Right about now this Prosecutor is thinking "Oh boy I'm so glad I FINALLY drew the Kazoo!!!"
He wasn't saying "All Rise" enough...

We’ve made some final tweaks and will soon approve the game for mass production! From there, Panda will start working on cranking out the copies, packing them onto pallets, and getting them into your hands.

We’re reaching the home stretch! While we don't anticipate any major delays, there is of course always the unknown of international shipping, pending litigation from a central broadcast system, and the wave of backer cancelations from everyone that has made this far into this post. But in all seriousness... we are so thrilled to finally have this in our hands and cannot wait to get it into yours.

Yours truly,


File Verification Complete! On to manufacturing!
5 months ago – Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 06:01:25 PM

Dearest friends, family, backers, and project followers,

Tom has been hard at work behind the scenes matching color swatches and setting borders within bleeds, but it has all finally paid off. We are extremely excited to announce the completion of our file verification with the manufacturer! This means that production will begin on a proof copy for us to review and make any small tweaks. Once that is finalized, mass production begins and your copy of All Rise will be crafted deep inside the mechanical heart of Panda.

With ALL of the extra art we unlocked during the campaign and the commissions we got allowing us to include many of you in the game, we took a little bit of extra time than originally projected on our timeline, but we are hopeful to still be able to get the game in your hands in the early Summer. Of course as 2020 continues, it looks like 2021 will also be full of surprises so we will be sure to keep you updated on all progress, even as we hand off the lion share of the work to our manufacturer and distribution partner at this point.

One extremely exciting new tidbit we can share with you is the BONUS Stretch Goal we went ahead and added into the game, the punchboard gavel! Is there any greater symbol of raw power and complete control over an audience? I didn’t think so. The Judge will be wielding this bad boy, further extending the long arm of the law as he distributes justice on a whim. We are so excited with how this has turned out. Designed by our Evidence Card artist, Linda Yungerberg, this bad boy will be almost 5 inches long, in our opinion, the perfect sized shaft to disperse inordinate sentences. As a small act of vanity, we included the Rough Draft Games logo on the mallets head, to ensure that we always have a small claim to the ruined friendships that are sure to come.

Now that we have finalized assets and gotten the Premium Print and Play out, Garrett has begun work on updating the Tabletop Simulator mod. So, if your hand cramps too easily from cutting out hundreds of cards, have no fear! An updated digital implementation will be coming to Steam very soon!

We will keep you all posted on the progress of the manufacturing as it comes in, but in the meantime, we hope you can enjoy the artwork, the print and play, and soon the digital TTS mod. Also be sure to check us out on the Roll and Move podcast as we scrape the bottom of the barrel for our next game ideas!

Talk to you soon!

Tom, Jeff, and Gare

Premium Print and Play Complete! Check your Backerkit!
6 months ago – Sun, Nov 01, 2020 at 12:52:11 PM

No tricks here! Just a big ol' treat! And it's almost as good as a good as getting a king-size Snickers bar from your neighbors on Halloween... ALMOST.

The premium print and play is done, and boy is it a whopper! We're talking tons of gorgeous artwork and hilarious cards that span over 42 pages! We realize that might be a little much for some of your printers and ink cartridges out there, but at the very least you should take a look at some of the incredible work done by our artists and graphic designers. You'll be able to see what we've been hard at work getting ready over the past few weeks.

The Premium Print and Play will be available for download via Backerkit, so you'll need to make sure that your survey and address are all filled out and squared away in order to get the PDF!

Oh, and if you do print the game out, we'd love to see you playing it! Tag us on Instagram or Twitter @roughdraftgames with the tag #sueyourfriends



P.S. Backerkit only lets people who got a copy of the game download the file, but if you're a 1 dollar supporter we still want to show you some love! If you want a copy of the premium PnP then message us and we'll get you a link straight away!

Witnesses DONE. File Verification BEGUN. Premium Print and Play SOON! 💪
6 months ago – Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 09:24:57 PM

Hello Friends!

We have some exciting news, this last week our Artist Jared Yamahata finished the last of the art for the witnesses, so we thought we'd hit two birds with one stone. We're not only going to show you some of the amazing work that our artist has put in, but we're also going to give a big thank you to a handful of you that have supported us as the "Prosecution Calls YOU to the stand" level and higher!

Introducing "The Carny" as portrayed by one of our Supreme Court Level Backers. To live the life of carny requires years of eating nothing but cotton candy and peanuts while strengthening your throwing arm to knock down those stupid, totally rigged, milk bottles. A perfect witness to call to the stand when you need expert testimony concerning snack foods, throw up, and the market value of stuffed animals.

Introducing, "The Pope," lovingly portrayed by another one of our Supreme Court Level backers. There's a lot The Pope can bring to your courtroom. If you're looking for a judge of character, who better than the Vicar of Christ? And let's be real, who's got the guts to cross-examine The Pope? Anybody? That's what we thought.

Introducing "The Photographer," as depicted by one of our "Prosecution calls YOU to the stand backers! Photographers are everywhere. How she's going to manage to upload those photos she took with that flashbulb camera to Instagram later, I'm not quite sure... BUT I do know there's no one better to talk to about a picture recovered from the scene of a crime, or even a scenic hiking trail with a perfect photo spot that just HAPPENED to be near where the crazy crime you just got done describing took place.

The other cards look just as amazing, and you're going to be seeing them very soon. You can expect the PREMIUM PRINT AND PLAY to be made available in the next few weeks. We'll keep you posted on the details.

Another update concerns the BackerKit surveys. Most of you have already filled out and completed your shipping estimates, which is fantastic! There's a couple more of you that we're still missing responses from, so be sure to double-check your email and get the responses sent back to us as soon as you can!

We're very excited guys. The file verification for our manufacturer has already begun. Stay tuned for more updates!



Backerkit Is LIVE! Finishing Artwork! Gavel mode ENGAGED!
8 months ago – Tue, Sep 01, 2020 at 06:18:21 PM

Hello friends! 

It's been a few weeks now since we've finished the Kickstarter campaign, and we're very excited to share with you some of the developments that we've been hard at work completing behind the scenes! First and foremost, our artists have been tirelessly completing the additional artwork unlocked in the stretch goals:

Our artist snapped a few pictures to give us a peek at the progress. Here we're preparing all of the hand-drawn art for scanning!

There's a LOT more of them to do! But, we'll get it all done!

Secondly, we wanted to let you all know that our project has gone live on Backerkit! For those that might not know, Backerkit is one of the best tools available to help us manage our pledges and communications with each and every one of our backers. Surveys will be going out shortly for everyone to confirm their shipping information and any other details that need to get squared away for fulfillment. 

Additionally, we're also allowing late pledges through Backerkit! This means if you have a friend or know someone who missed the campaign, it's not too late to pick up a copy!

Last but certainly not least, we wanted to share a decision we made about the version of the game we're producing... Because we came so close, because we love you all, and most importantly because we did a lot of number crunching and we think we can swing it... WE'RE PUTTING A PUNCHBOARD GAVEL IN THE GAME. Now you can rest assured that you will have something to clutch in your fist while barking legally enforceable orders at your friends:

All we ask in return is that you share our Backerkit link with all your friends, so they can pick up a late pledge copy and get in on the fun too.

Thank you all! More updates soon!

-- RDG